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The Rise of the New Pope

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The transformation of Cardinal Ratzinger into Pope Benedict XVI is chronicled in John Allen's new book. Doubleday hide caption

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John Allen on Benedict XVI

Earlier this year, John Allen joined NPR on several occasions to speak about choosing a new pope:

Journalist John Allen covers the Vatican for The National Catholic Reporter. He is also the author of a book about the new pope, The Rise of Benedict XVI: The Inside Story of How the Pope Was Elected, and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church.

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The Rise of Benedict XVI

The Inside Story of How the Pope was Elected and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church

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